March 24, 1963 – October 1, 2020
Jimmy Louis Long
Celebration of Life Service, with military honors, for Jimmy Louis Long, 57, is set for 2:00 pm at Memorial Funeral Home with Bro. Josh Franks officiating. Family will receive friends Sunday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Monday at 12:00pm until service time at the funeral home. Masks and social distancing guide lines will be observed.
Jimmy died October 1, 2020 at his residence. He was born March 24, 1963 in Mayfield, KY. He served in the US Army, where he achieved the rank of SGT. He was also a former construction worker.
He is survived by his wife Gloria Long; father, Robert Long; mother, Brenda Hardy; sons, Jimmy Farmer (Madelynn), Ben Farmer, Matthew Rickman; daughters, Rachel Farmer, Johanna Scott (Micah), Leah Hollyfield (Blake), Crystal Clark; brother, William Long; and grandchildren, Christopher Rickman, Garrett Scott, Lucas Scott, William Farmer, Thomas Farmer, Cayden Hollyfield; McKenzie Hollyfield, Brady Farmer, and Tay Walker.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Leah Woods; his brother, Mark Long, maternal grandparents, Wilbur Mangrum and CeCial Mangrum Cillcut; paternal grandparents, William Benjamin Long and Ruth Callis Long; and a step-son, Michael Reddell.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.memorialcorinth.com for the Long family.
Arrangements are under the care of Memorial Funeral Home.
Receiving of Family and Friends
Sunday, October 4, 2020
Celebration of Life with Military Honors
Monday, October 5, 2020
October 19, 2020
I am Jimmy's second wife, mother of his children. We are the same age, i was so shocked to hear of his passing. Some of the pictures remind me of our time in Berlin and California. He sure liked handsome in his uniform. After our divorce we tried to stay in contact, but life often leads us down different roads. I had come to forgive and forget. He sometimes called and we would talk about each other's struggles through the years and especially lately. I wished he could have hung in there to get his surgical procedure done.
Well, Jimmy.... I will see you again in Paradise.
October 7, 2020
My dad met my mom in Germany and together they had 5 kids. I’m right in the middle. He would always call me his miracle baby. He loved to fish. He loved to sing. He loved to be silly and goofy. His smile was contagious. I remember when we were adding an addition to my Grandma’s house, we would listen to John Michael Montgomery and George Strait songs. He taught me how to play Speed, and how to lose at it. My memories with my dad aren’t all good, though. I always tried to impress him, and it never seemed like I could. He put our family through a lot, and failed us a lot. He gave us up for adoption when I was 9, and I’ve resented him a lot for that. It took a long time for me to realize that he gave us a better life by doing it. I tried to have a relationship with him when I was in high school, but some things put a stop to it and I again resented him. My memories of my dad have shaped me into who I am today, and I’m not proud of a lot of it. I struggled over the past couple years to finally face our past, forgive, and move forward. But I just couldn’t. When he told my mom that he had congestive heart failure, I knew I needed to do it before it was too late. But I didn’t. He called me Monday and I didn’t answer. Now he is gone, and I’ll never get that chance again. I never expected to have so many crushing feelings, and complete emptiness, when he died. He always quoted that life’s a dance, we learn as we go- I just wish I hadn’t learned this lesson this way. He used to sing best of intentions and anymore by Travis Tritt, and those songs have always been hard for me to listen to because they brought back memories of him. Now, they are all that keep playing on repeat in my head. I did love you, dad. And I’m so sorry I couldn’t get over myself and have this conversation with you. I’m sorry you died thinking I would never forgive you. But I will work on doing that so I can take the good memories with me. Rest Easy Gator!
October 3, 2020
I'm Jimmy's Wife since 8-23-03 he had a heart of Gold loved helping family friends people he didn't even know He loved fishing hunting yard sales motorcycles loved singing just full of life I have never had anyone love me as much as Jimmy did except God we had a beautiful saying I love you half past forever I came up with the HPF we loved it I met my precious Husband at a dance in Mayfield Ky best night ever as soon as I heard him talking I knew I had to meet him :) When he proposed to me we were close to Milan Tn he pulled over came around opened my door asked me to get out when I did he got down on his knees asked me to marry him and I said now how are we going to remember this spot we looked up and there was a road sign Hope Rd yes wow and a Church across the Rd I've never been shown love compassion in my life Jimmy didn't care where we were he always showed me his love I knew he loved me beyond compare not ashamed of me at all that I am handicapped I'm lost without words to say how I'm missing him tons already we had such sweet precious beautiful amazing awesome week I can't believe he's gone no I love you baby HPF it's a shock and more emotional than I can say he sent me a picture Wed on his way home from town I got a magnet made of it tonight I would never have thought the next night he would pass away I'm so grateful for the Funeral Home they have helped me more than I can say it's already too hard it's going to be so lonely without you Baby I'm lost without you what I wouldn't give for a big tight hug and kiss from you I'm going to keep living for JESUS and it won't be long till I will be in Heaven with JESUS and you Baby watch over me and all of the family you are unforgettable for sure and irreplaceable your Wife loves you half past forever to Heaven and back see you soon Baby
October 3, 2020
I am Jimmy's youngest daughter, his baby girl. Our history was rough because we never were around each other as I grew up, but the past seven years, we reconnected and got close. He would compliment me on singing and drawing. He would tell me how proud he was of me and the person I was. We would facetime and talk when we could. He would tease me about cutting my hair short, but he never made me feel bad about myself or anything I did. We were so alike it was scary, but I could ask him anything and he would try to be there for me. My soul is broken right now, because I will never be able to introduce him to my child(ren) if I have them, never be able to introduce my Love to him, and never be able to just hear his voice again. It hurts to know I will never be able to hear my nickname from him again. I will miss hearing his goofy laugh. I will miss the smile that I can see in my own reflection. I loved my dad, and I am just thankful he knew that. I just wish I could have told him one last time.
October 3, 2020
I'm Jimmy's first son, I was his junior. I was always a daddys boy, and I reached for him on so many occasions. I needed my dad, and when I became I dad, I wanted them to have him as well. I knew he was going to be a fun crazy grandpa just like I am. We were very much a like and its killing me knowing I won't get to see him ever again, and it really hurts knowing my sons won't get to play with his old rambunctious self.
October 2, 2020
I am Jimmy's firstborn. He taught me to fish. He always called me his baby girl. He taught me to throw a ball. Hit a ball. Work hard. He call me His fishing buddy. I have very fond memories of us fishing on the riverbank at night for catfish. I don’t really remember the fish much, but I remember the time spent. Memories are special because they are dear to the beholder. No one can take them away. With that said, my fondest memories are from California. I am drawn to Cali. I can’t wait to go visit there in the coming years again!! Thanks Dad for the good Memories.